Have You Checked Out Our Pinterest Page Recently?

If you haven’t dropped by our Pinterest boards lately, you should really check out our collection of inspirational pins! We have boards dedicated to alcohol-free parties, sobriety, recovery from alcohol abuse, information about the effects of alcohol misuse, etc. Follow us and share these important pins!

http://www.pinterest.com/RethinktheDrink/

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ALCOHOL FACT OF THE DAY

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CNN released an article on Wednesday that talked about the dangerous effects of alcohol poisoning and the group most likely to die of alcohol poisoning. No matter what your age, gender, or life experience, alcohol poisoning is preventable. Rethink the drink!

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Inspiring Stories Of Recovery

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**Attn Parents of 9th Graders in Polk County: please sign the permission form to have your ninth graders attend the Family Connection Teen Maze on November 5th and 6th. Contact your (Cedartown High or Rockmart High) school for more information.**

It’s not easy to make the choice to better your life — especially when you’re bogged down in depression, anxiety, or addiction. Today on Rethink the Drink, we wanted to share some inspirational stories of recovery with you! Read them and take to hear their messages and encouragement! You can turn your life around! It’s never too late.

>> Antonio’s Story 

>> Recovery Stories

>> Her Story

Let us repeat: It’s never too late to change your life and seek recovery from an addition to alcohol (or any other drug). We support you and want to inspire you to say “yes” to your best life!

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Information Portals on Teen Drinking

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If you’re a parent or conscientious teen, the following web locations will be helpful for you in your endeavor to educate yourself on the dangers of alcohol and ways to prevent teen alcohol abuse.

>> TeensHealth // Alcohol

>> HelpGuide // Teenage Drinking

>> CDC // Underage Drinking

>> WebMD // Teens and Alcohol

>> Mayo Clinic // Underage Drinking

We urge you to educate yourself by following these links and reading these articles and their information. Share them with your teens, friends, and other parents!

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Funny Link that Rings with Truth

If you never use Google or Bing (or whatever search engine grabs you) to look up “alcohol” in their news section, you should. You might learn something about the dangers of alcohol. You would definitely find gems like this link:

>> Honest Alcohol Labels by The Huffington Post

Sure, the images they’ve created may be humorous, but they do give us something to think about. Do you really want to spend your entire night vomiting or consuming insane levels of sugar? Alcohol really does nothing for you expect damage your health and your mental facilities. Next time you’re out partying with friends, RETHINK THE DRINK! (And the consequences that come with drinking).

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Going Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back to the Bottle

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When many teens and young adults head back to middle school, high school, and college, it means being around influences that they aren’t necessarily exposed to during summer and other breaks. For many college students, heading back to campus means heading back to endless partying and drinking. The same can be true for middle and high schoolers. The devastation that can come from drinking is staggering. Check out these informative articles and rethink the drink!

>> Back to School and Drunk Again // About.com

>> MADD Urges Parents… // PR Newswire

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Alcohol Still Causes Problems in Families

A recent Gallup poll had this to say about alcohol-related family trouble:

More than one in three Americans (36%) say drinking alcohol has been a cause of problems in their family at some point, one of the highest figures Gallup has measured since the 1940s. (Source)

Before you pick up that bottle of beer or cocktail, remember that alcohol can have devastating consequences not only in your body, but in your family as well. Sure, you may feel more loose and at ease after throwing back a few, but prolonged alcohol abuse can lead to a host of problems that affect your body and cause stress on your family.

You may also be on the receiving end of alcohol-related family trouble. If you are the loved one of someone who abuses alcohol, tell someone immediately and get support for yourself! Talk to a trusted counselor, teacher, or law enforcement official about finding a support group or reporting abuse related to your loved one’s drinking.

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